SARRI HAPPY TO DRAG TOTTENHAM INTO TOP FOUR RACE

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Tottenham were involved in the title race just two weeks ago, but recent results will make them rather think of their top four status.

Having lost to Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Spurs drew 1-1 with Arsenal on Saturday at Wembley and it’s a result that will definitely please all Chelsea fans.

Following the draw between the two sides on Saturday, Tottenham now have 61 points from 29 games while Arsenal have 57 points from 29 games.

Chelsea have played two games less than Tottenham and Arsenal and have 53 points from 27 games. If Chelsea win our two games at hand, the Blues will have 59 points from 29 games and will climb to fourth on the table, two points above Arsenal and two points behind Tottenham in third.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he’s happy to bring Tottenham down to also join the scrap for top four, with four teams now fighting for two positions.

“Yes, I think so. I hope that Tottenham will be involved, of course,” Sarri said at a press conference at Cobham Training Ground. “In that case, there are two spots for four teams, and it’s much better than one for three. So we will see.

“Now I can understand very well that, in England, it’s very difficult to be in the top four. The Premier League is very competitive and very hard. Not only the Premier League, because you have to play in the FA Cup, the League Cup, and every match is very difficult.

“If you think that, in the League Cup, we played against Liverpool, twice against Tottenham, the final against City … it seems like a Champions League. If you won against Liverpool, if you won against Tottenham, you can go into the final of the Champions League.

“So every match is very difficult and mentally very expensive. You risk arriving at this moment of the season really very tired, more mentally than physically. In England, the season is really very difficult.

“I would be very happy because I know very well that the target of my club is to return in the Champions League. I would be really very happy. I was lucky because, with Napoli, we returned [to] the Champions League.

“We went in Champions League three times in a row for the first time in the history of the club. I’d like very much to do the same with this club.”

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